The Scale Says I Blew It


My personal trainer is Connor Brown at Push Pull Performance. Fridays and Mondays are my agreed upon weigh-in days.  You may note that Friday always follows Thanksgiving. This week that is rather unfortunate. The scale says I blew it. I knew 20 minutes into the feeding frenzy yesterday that I blew it. I wasn't enjoying … Continue reading The Scale Says I Blew It

Four Books You Should Read With Me


This post may contain affiliate links. Please view my disclosure policy for more information. During my sabbatical/limited retirement time, I have been able to spend a great deal of time reading. I usually have 3-5 books going at a time based on my current interests, challenges or needs for escape. Ironically, all the books I am currently … Continue reading Four Books You Should Read With Me

3 Of the lovliest words


What if we... I love these words when structured together. Simply... What- creates a flexible framework for finding information. This translates to exciting exploration and ingenuity. Is there improvement? Is there history to learn from? If- causes creative possibilities, accepted opinions, looking for new occasions or new conditions, but also inventing the contingency plan We- … Continue reading 3 Of the lovliest words

Three Practical Pieces of Advice of Why You Really Do Need to Go To That Networking Event Today


No one really believes me but I truly am an introvert. I find humans incredibly frustrating and exhausting. And unpredictable. Which reminds me of grasshoppers which I REALLY dislike but that is a story for another day. I prefer the company of one or two people. Not in a crowd where I have to shout … Continue reading Three Practical Pieces of Advice of Why You Really Do Need to Go To That Networking Event Today

Do you have the guts to play for blood?


It's one of my all-time favorite movie lines. The cruelest, bat-crazy, bad guy looks like he's about to win again. But Doc Holiday slides in all cool like and they have the best short dialogue EVER! RINGO: Wretched slugs, don't any of you Have the guts to play for blood? DOC: I'm your huckleberry. Ringo … Continue reading Do you have the guts to play for blood?

A Place At The Table


I was flipping through pictures on my phone and came across this one taken at The Sparrow's Nest a few weeks ago just before dinner time. It reminded me of the Sidewalk Prophets song "Come To The Table." The people seated at this table change sometimes almost daily but the invitation is still the same. … Continue reading A Place At The Table

A few ways I am not going to be “that mom” this school year


As a former educator I should be my children's teacher's favorite parent. I should be the one to know about assignments before they happen, keep track of the teacher's birthday, turn in permission slips on time and without jelly or coffee stains on them. But alas, I am every teacher's not exactly nightmare, but just … Continue reading A few ways I am not going to be “that mom” this school year

The Top 6 Things the Intrawebs Taught Me Today About Women In Leadership


I am not interested in the rest of the world realizing that the entire planet actually is run by women who do not have the actual titles or pay to back that up. If men are ever given the honor of carrying life I might change my mind. However, I am interested in many aspects … Continue reading The Top 6 Things the Intrawebs Taught Me Today About Women In Leadership

I don’t have anything innovative to say.


You may find yourself in a similar position as me. A cool thing has ended and you are waiting around for the next cool bus to jump on. Maybe it's a project. Maybe it's a job. Maybe it's a calling. Maybe it's just a feeling that something is coming down the line. I may not … Continue reading I don’t have anything innovative to say.

11 ways I have to define myself right now.


By my choice, I am recently resigned and what I am calling retired. I am (quite painfully) trying to learn how to move through life through what feels like slow motion. Trying to figure out what the new priorities are, what needs to be on the to-do list, if there even needs to be a … Continue reading 11 ways I have to define myself right now.